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Program Overview:

Degree Offered: MFA (60 credits)
Fall Application Deadline: May 1
Graduate Advisor: Prof. Carol K. Walker
Contact Information:


Admission Requirements:

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission.  Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The following minimum scores must be obtained:
      • Paper Based Test: 550
      • Computer Administered Test: 213
      • Internet Based Test: 60 (less speaking component) 

For information on taking the TOEFL, visit  For information on submitting your TOEFL scores as part of your application visit Submitting TOEFL scores.

Application Requirements:

  • A statement of purpose of approximately 500 words describing your long term objectives in dance. This is not a request for a personal narrative. We are looking for clear goals and professional intentions. Please address your interests in any/all of the creative processes of teaching, dancing, choreography, scholarship and/or writing.
  • Two letters of recommendation from appropriate academic or professional references.

Dance Program Supplemental Application Materials and Activities:

(All supplemental materials need to be sent to: Carol Walker- Director, Dance Program; Hunter College , Thomas Hunter Hall Room 614, 695 Park Ave., New York, NY 10065)

  • Video Documentation: DVD or link to 1-3 clips of your creative work - between 5 and 15 minutes in total. No promo reels please: we are interested in seeing and hearing your individual creative voice as demonstrated in your work. (Please include the links to the videos in your Statement of Purpose before uploading it into the online application system).
  • Personal/ Professional curriculum vitae.
  • Audition/Interview: May 19, 2018 for Fall 2018. The audition is designed to let us know who ou are and how you function as a person and as a creator in the studio and community. We'll ask you to participate in an interview and give a presentation about your performing abd creative acreer and aspirations. Details will be available after your application is submitted.

Additional Information:

For additional program information, visit the Dance Program website.

Graduate Admissions

*Summer Office Hours*

Monday-Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm

Friday 10:00am-12:00pm

Hunter College will be CLOSED on:

Friday, June 29

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